[OT] Dead video card
massung at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 18:39:01 EDT 2010
On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 4:34 PM, Ian Wood <revlist at azurevision.co.uk> wrote:
> On 16 Aug 2010, at 21:08, Jeff Massung wrote:
> > No such thing as a "Mac Compatible" video card... or a "PC Compatible"
> > for that matter. That's just a matter of branding.
> Like Bob says, this is not true. Mac and Windows versions of the same
> graphics card models have different firmware. Apparently it's possible to
> flash Windows-compatible cards with the correct firmware to run in a Mac,
> but I've no idea how complex the process is.
Guys, it's just hardware. If there's no code to run it on the hardware, then
yes, it won't work. But, there's no such thing as a a piece of hardware that
cannot possibly interface with another piece of hardware. One could make an
ATI video card be run from a Z80 micro processor if one felt so inclined.
It's just bytes and cycles, and maybe a little soldering. ;-)
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